"Birth Control Can Take a Back Seat": Challenges Providing IUDs in Community Health Care Settings

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH and UCSF shows that significant barriers exist to CHCs providing intrauterine devices (IUDs).

Contraceptive counseling reinforces burden on women for preventing pregnancy

UCSF Bixby Center
In a new study, ANSIRH’s Katrina Kimport finds that providers generally devalue male body-based methods in their counseling.

Texan primary care providers face challenges filling the family planning gap

UCSF Bixby Center
Proponents of cutting public funding to Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health providers often argue that other clinics can step in. But research from ANSIRH, University of Texas at Austin and University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that providing family planning care to patients without the participation of established women’s health organizations presents serious challenges.

The threat to birth control access in the Trump era

The New Yorker
"If access to contraception becomes more difficult, women will assume the greater burden," writes Alexis Okeowo, citing recent research by Dr. Katrina Kimport of ANSIRH.

Contraception Resources

These resources from the UCSF Bixby Center touch on our main research, health care and policy priorities.


Associate Researcher, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences​
Senior Researcher, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)

Project Director, Beyond the Pill Program

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Co-Director, KEMRI-UCSF Infectious Disease Research Training Program
Principal Research Officer, Center for Microbiology Research, KEMRI

Research Analyst, Beyond the Pill Program